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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 13:15:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <jit20m$t0d$>
Basil Chupin wrote:

2) always require
password when locked
This, also, is the default: lock the screen and you have to enter
your password to "un-blank" it.
I'll have to double check that - I'm sure it was not default (in KDE)
when I wrote that FATE entry.

Lock the screen; hit any key or move the mouse and enter your password
at the menu - and your desktop is once again displayed.

Been like this for years as far as I am concerned.

I HATE the screensaver - it is a PITA. It belongs to the dark ages,
and if I cannot disable it I would then be forced to switch over to
In the business/corporate environment, in particular where personal
or otherwise confidential data is being processed, it's an absolute

Again how so? The screen saver activates after a certain set period.

Yes, but the user has the option to disable it. Also, in my experience,
the box "Password required" is not ticked by default, but that could
have changed.

This is no protection for confidential data on the screen - what you
need for this is the Lock function which is activated at your chosen
time; that is, immediately you select to Lock and blank the screen.
And you don't even have to ask anyone to turn their backs to the
screen while you wait for the screen saver to kick in.

Maybe I am missing some significant difference between "lock" and
"activate screensaver"? Does KDE have different settings for lock and

Per Jessen, Zürich (13.1°C)

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